by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) The Diamondbacks optioned outfielder Alfredo Marte to Triple-A Reno Saturday after activating shortstop Didi Gregorius from the seven-day disabled list, the team announced. Marte appeared in 22 games for Arizona but had not had a hit since April 26 and his batting average dropped to .186.
Alfredo Marte happy to have first hit
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Alfredo Marte finally notched his first big league base hit on Monday in the third inning against Pittsburgh, MLB.com reports. Marte had been 0 for 6 to begin his career over his first eight plate appearances.
The 24-year-old drove in a run with his single to center off Jeanmar Gomez. Marte said it was a relief to get the milestone hit out of the way more than a week into the year.
"It felt good, it was amazing," Marte said through a translator. "First hit in the big leagues, it's awesome. It was very emotional for me. It's important to get the first one."
Alfredo Marte goes hitless in debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Alfredo Marte drew the start Tuesday in his major league debut against the Cardinals.
Marte, who earned a spot on the team thanks to injuries in the outfield during spring training, looked a bit overmatched in his first exposure to big league hurlers. He went 0 for 3 in the game, with a pair of strikeouts and a walk. The Diamondbacks lost the game, 6-1.
Alfredo Marte starts in MLB debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Alfredo Marte drew the first start of his MLB career Tuesday vs. St. Louis. It also was his MLB debut.
Marte hit .274 with a .330 on-base percentage, .414 slugging percentage and .744 OPS in 595 minor-league games.
Alfredo Marte earns his spot
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Alfredo Marte was considered a dark-horse candidate for a roster spot at the start of the spring, but injuries in the Diamondbacks' outfield have opened a chance for him to make the opening day roster.
Manager Kirk Gibson said Saturday that Marte will break camp with the team as a reserve outfielder. Marte will likely be on the team until Cody Ross is eligible to return from the disabled list.
Marte, who had never played above Double-A in his minor-league career, batted .190 in 42 at bats in the spring, but provides defensive support. He has plenty of experience in the outfield, having played at least 140 games at each outfield spot in the minors.
Arizona pondering keeping Alfredo Marte
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said if Cody Ross (calf) begins the season on the disabled list, then the team will decide between keeping Tony Campana or Alfredo Marte, who was recalled from minor-league camp after Adam Eaton's elbow injury was disclosed, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Marte is batting .156 (5 for 32) with one homer, one RBI and two doubles in 20 spring games. He hit. 294 with 20 homers, 25 doubles and 75 RBI in 113 games for Double-A Mobile last season.